Greenville Federal Credit
Union announced it will award six scholarships to Greenville County graduating seniors
in the spring of 2022.
The scholarships will be
awarded to eligible high school seniors to help fund their first year of college
or technical school. For the 2021-22 school year, one $5,000 needs-based
scholarship and five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship
application is now open online, and winners will be announced in April 2022.
In order to qualify for a scholarship, applicants must:
- Be enrolled at a Greenville County Schools school.
- Possess a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4-point (non-weighted) scale.
- Be a Greenville Federal Credit Union member in
- Be a high school senior accepted on a full-time
basis at a college or technical school in the upcoming year.
The new scholarships were
established as part of the launch of the credit union’s charitable foundation
in November 2021. The Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation exists to promote local prosperity by providing grants,
educational scholarships, and other funding support for individuals and
non-profit, community-based programs within Greenville County, SC, with a
primary focus on youth and education. It
relies on financial support from the credit union and through donations from
members, business partners and the public. Funding is managed through a charitable
donation account by the credit union’s philanthropic partner, Carolina’s Credit
Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3), grant-making public foundation supported by the
credit union system in the Carolinas.
For more information about the
Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation and Scholarships, visit www.greenvillefcu.com/foundation
About Greenville Federal Credit Union
Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial alternative to traditional
banking with five branch locations in Greenville, Greer, and Mauldin serving
more than 32,000 members. The more than $380 million credit union was founded
by nine teachers from the School District of Greenville County as an educator’s
credit union in 1968. In 2001, the credit union approved a conversion to a
community-based charter to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends
school in Greenville County. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA),
an agency of the federal government, insures all accounts up to $250,000. For more information, please visit the credit
union’s website at www.greenvillefcu.com or call 864.235.6309.